Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing extreme sports that began back in the early 1990s and now has about a half million riders around the world. As popularity grows, many international destinations are giving travelers the opportunity to get their feet wet.
To further explain, kitesurfing, also known as kiteboarding, uses a kite propelled by the wind to pull a person standing on a surfboard across the water. As kitesurfing becomes available at vacation destinations, travelers are taking a break from relaxing on the beach to giving it a try. In fact, many international destinations like the Dominican Republic are now offering lessons and equipment at reasonable costs. Who said that flying was impossible? Kitesurfing is now giving travelers a new exhilarating experience of flying just on top of the water line.
Before trying kitesurfing internationally, you will want to check if you have insurance coverage for extreme and adventure sports. Be sure to ask your agent or broker about kitesurfing specifically as many insurance plans may exclude it. If you are not properly insured under your current plan, you will want to look into travel insurance with extreme sports included. One popular option is the IMG Patriot Adventure (extreme sports insurance) plan that will cover recreational kitesurfing or kiteboarding when the optional sports rider is included. This travel insurance plan will cover accidents and illnesses that may occur on your trip – whether or not you are participating in an extreme sport. Since this kitesurfing travel insurance covers you internationally, it also provides travel benefits including coverage in multiple countries, translation services, lost baggage, etc.
Contact a licensed insurance agent for further information.